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SXSWedu 2015

Testing to Teach: Assessment That Makes Us Smarter

The high-stakes assessment debates miss the pedagogical boat about what really matters in assessment: Research suggests that regular, lightweight assessment is the best way to foster retention in the learning process. New K-12 products realize that vision while bringing daily progress-monitoring to schools. Our panelists -- leading education researchers and product developers -- present research insights as well as classroom stories around the use of assessment as a powerful learning catalyst.

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  1. Understand key research on the retrieval processes in human memory (or how knowledge is recovered from memory), specifically the effect of assessment on learning in educational situations.
  2. Learn about K-12 literacy and math solutions which introduce regular, lightweight assessment into the learning process.
  3. Understand classroom experiences as well as student achievement outcomes for K-12 solutions designed to incorporate regular lightweight assessment seamlessly into the learning process.



Gideon Stein, Chief Executive Officer, LightSail

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  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Assessment, Accountability & Standards
  • Level: Field Experience
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